Are We Trying To Force Systemic Change?

Are We Trying To Force Systemic Change?

System leaders focus on creating the conditions that can produce change and that can eventually cause change to be self-sustaining. read more

Who Would Have Thought They Would Be Collaborators?

Who Would Have Thought They Would Be Collaborators?

An idea worth imitating! EnerCasa Co-op has come up with an idea of harvesting energy from mall shoppers who stop by to pedal on a stationary bicycle, giving electricity to local non-profit organizations. read more

Needed Not Needy: A Systemic Change in Perception

Needed Not Needy: A Systemic Change in Perception

Why Changing The World's Perception Is Critical To How We Tackle Poverty read more

Revisioning Our Ministry in the New Year

Revisioning Our Ministry in the New Year

What Herod and the Wisemen can teach us about revisioning our ministry with people trapped in poverty. read more

Courage, An Overlooked Virtue?

Courage, An Overlooked Virtue?

Bold advocacy calls for courage.  We might lose friends, not everyone will agree with us.  And for an organization it can be very challenging to take a public stance on a controversial issue. read more

Thanksgiving with Mary – Celebrating God’s Upside Down World

Thanksgiving with Mary – Celebrating God’s Upside Down World

Mary's thanksgiving hymn is actually a hymn celebrating God's "systemic change" of seeing things as God sees things ... and an invitation to live it in our lives. read more

Questions for Digital Passersby and Good Samaritans

Questions for Digital Passersby and Good Samaritans

The Voice of the Poor, the wounded on the road to Jericho today. Some questions for digital passersby and good Samaritans. read more

Some Things We Can All Agree On!

Some Things We Can All Agree On!

We pray in thanksgiving for the privilege and responsibility of being able to organize as individuals politically. We pray that each of us, as citizens, feel compelled to exercise our right and responsibility to vote... read more

Developing a Culture of Mission

Developing a Culture of Mission

This post connects a couple of dots. The first dot is that systemic change flourishes when there is a careful understanding of the situation. The other dot is that that a culture of vocations is really a culture of mission. read more

The Miracle of Seeing

The Miracle of Seeing

The miracle of seeing! What a miracle seeing is! So often it is taken for granted by those who can see. Lose your sight even just ... read more

The Day St. Vincent Shifted from Retail to Wholesale

The Day St. Vincent Shifted from Retail to Wholesale

Four hundred years later the story St. Vincent's sermon at Chattilon is still being told. But it is a story with even wider implications. The story of that sermon at Chatillon is the foundation story for what we call today systemic change. read more

The Pot Roast Principle and Change

The Pot Roast Principle and Change

Generations have done the same thing in spite of the fact there was no longer any necessity for doing it that way. It was just "the way I have always done it." read more

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